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Harrisburg, PA — Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of two grants totaling more than $2.2 million in funding to promote affordable housing in western Pennsylvania. The funding comes from the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). “Access to affordable housing is one of the biggest issues facing individuals and families with low incomes,” Governor Wolf […]
Bedford, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Executive Deputy Secretary Ramez Ziadeh joined local leaders to break ground on a new solar array in Bedford, Bedford County. “The Wolf Administration is committed to cultivating a robust and diverse energy portfolio that takes […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced a new low-interest loan approval through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program. The loan will support the renovation of the Lawrenceville Chocolate Factory, part of the Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s (RIDC’s) Lawrenceville Technology Center. The project will open the way for further business […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Tram Bar Co-Packing LLC, who will manufacture energy bars for Kate’s Real Food of Jackson, Wyoming, will construct a new manufacturing facility in Allegheny Township, Blair County, creating 30 new food manufacturing jobs over three years. “Southcentral Pennsylvania has become known as a corridor for snack […]
Pittsburgh, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined airport executives and regional leaders for the groundbreaking of the Pittsburgh Airport Innovation Campus. “The economic development potential of the Pittsburgh Airport Innovation Campus is massive,” Secretary Davin said. “It will help attract and retain talent. It will create a […]
Ephrata, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin continued the ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour at Spartan Motors, a provider of specialty chassis and vehicle design, manufacturing, and assembly in Ephrata, Lancaster County. The tour highlighted Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to advancing Pennsylvania’s manufacturing sector. “This administration is committed to […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding to expand the statewide ‘What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?’ student video contest. The grants were approved for the Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) in the Lehigh Valley and the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC). “This administration has placed an incredible emphasis on developing Pennsylvania’s manufacturing […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced more than $5 million in funding to help homeless families and promote homelessness prevention across the commonwealth. The funding is provided from the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program. “Combating homelessness and preventing someone from becoming homeless in the first place is a priority of my administration,” said […]
Charleroi, PA – Today, Governor’s Action Team director Brent Vernon was joined by company executives and local leaders to announce a new state grant to modernize Corelle Brands’ manufacturing facility in Charleroi, Washington County. The project will help retain the existing 350 jobs at the facility and is expected to position the plant for future […]
Chambersburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Community Affairs Rick Vilello joined local leaders for a tour of downtown Chambersburg, Franklin County. The tour highlighted the downtown district’s progress in recent years as well as the state funding from the Wolf Administration that has contributed to its success. […]
Lewistown, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Deputy Secretary Lauren Imgrund joined local leaders to celebrate the grand opening and dedication of the S.H. Rothermel Walking Trail in Lewistown, Mifflin County. The project was supported by nearly $500,000 in state […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Evonik Corporation, a German specialty chemicals company, will expand its technology and business capabilities in Pennsylvania. The expansion will take place at its current location in Trexlertown, Lehigh County. The project is expected to create 50 new high-paying jobs. “Evonik’s expansion shows that the commonwealth is […]
Philadelphia, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) southeast regional director Aliyah Furman Stanger joined local leaders to celebrate new funding from the Wolf Administration for renovation of the McCreesh Recreation Center in the city of Philadelphia. “It’s vital for us to support places like the McCreesh Recreation Center that provide so […]
Exton, PA – Today, Governor’s Action Team project manager Richard Heaney joined company executives and local leaders to celebrate the grand opening of a new USSC Group facility that will expand the company’s manufacturing operations in Pennsylvania and create more than 240 new, full-time jobs. The project was supported through funding from the Pennsylvania Department […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the rapidly growing online retailer and home delivery provider goPuff will construct a new headquarters in Philadelphia and build ten warehouses across Pennsylvania, creating over 500 new jobs over the next three years. “goPuff is a great example of how Pennsylvania’s strengths in aspects like education, workforce […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program for five business projects in five counties that will enable companies to grow and expand production, prepare an industrial park for occupation by businesses, and enable another company to locate into Pennsylvania for the first […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced more than $3.8 million in Community Block Grant Development (CDBG) funding to provide clean water, streetscape improvements, and improve sewage systems in communities in Armstrong, Susquehanna, McKean, Elk, Fulton, and Lycoming counties. “The Wolf Administration is committed to supporting small […]
Fredericksburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding toured Bell & Evans facilities in Fredericksburg, Lebanon County and highlighted the Wolf Administration’s commitment to the Pennsylvania agriculture industry. “Bell & Evans is a significant contributor to the local economy, both in the […]
Lancaster, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin toured the Candy Factory, a six-floor coworking space in Lancaster that houses a technology-focused startup accelerator program run by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern Pennsylvania (BFTP/CNP), an initiative of DCED. “In the past several years, we’ve seen […]
West Chester, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined local leaders on a tour of community development and revitalization projects in downtown West Chester, Chester County. The tour included stops at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center and viewed several downtown façade improvements supported through DCED’s Keystone Communities program. […]
Easton, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin was joined by company and local leaders to tour Amazon’s facility in Easton and discuss Amazon’s Career Choice program, which covers tuition for employees to gain new in-demand career skills, regardless of whether those skills are relevant to jobs at Amazon. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Homeland Manufacturing Services, Inc. (Homeland), a veteran-owned electronics manufacturer, will expand and establish a new facility in Benner Township, Centre County, supporting the creation and retention of 30 jobs in the area. “Any time we can support Pennsylvania veterans in their business enterprises, it’s great news […]
Johnstown, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin was joined by state representative Bryan Barbin and other local leaders to announce new funding from the Wolf Administration that will create a “green roof” on the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center in the city of Johnstown, Cambria County. Secretary Davin […]
Mount Bethel, PA – Today, Governor’s Action Team project manager Janet Smith joined company executives and local leaders to celebrate the grand opening of a new Air Liquide Advanced Materials Inc. facility that will expand the company’s manufacturing operations in Pennsylvania and create nearly 200 new, full-time jobs. The project was supported through funding from […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Niagara Bottling, LLC (Niagara), a manufacturer of private label bottled water, will expand in Pennsylvania and establish a new facility in Findlay Township, Allegheny County, creating more than 50 new jobs in the area. Niagara currently operates facilities in Lehigh and Berks counties in Pennsylvania. “The […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced 11 new approvals through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) that will clean up former industrial sites in Allegheny, Berks, Blair, Cumberland, Erie, and Montgomery counties to prepare them for occupation by businesses and residential properties. “These projects will not only protect the environment and remove harmful […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf applauded the legislature for the passage of House Bill 1284, which codifies into statute the governor’s PA Business One-Stop Shop initiative designed to help entrepreneurs in all stages of starting and running a business. “As a former business owner, I know that for too long the processes and […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Silberline Manufacturing Co., Inc., a manufacturer of special effect aluminum pigments, will expand its presence in Tamaqua, Schuylkill County, adding new jobs to its Pennsylvania workforce. “This project will help keep a more than 60-year employer in Schuylkill County modern and competitive in today’s economy,” said […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of a new $1 million grant to United Mine Workers of America Career Centers, Inc. (UMWACC) to support additional training opportunities at its training center currently undergoing extensive renovations and upgrades in Prosperity, Greene County. The training center will help train and build a competitive […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Spark Therapeutics, Inc., a fully-integrated commercial gene therapy company, has decided to expand its research and development capabilities at its current home in West Philadelphia. This expansion project is expected to create nearly 500 new high-paying jobs in the area. “Spark Therapeutics’ decision to expand in […]
Pittsburgh, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined leaders from the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), Allegheny County executive Rich Fitzgerald, and other local leaders at CCAC West Hills Center to announce a new worker training program to be offered by CCAC. The new program will focus […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of three apprenticeship grants to assist with the costs of necessary classroom training for 57 apprentices in Allegheny County, enabling the recipients to strengthen and expand their apprenticeship programs. The funding, granted to the Cement Masons Local 526, the Associated Master Plumbers of Allegheny County, and […]
Mount Carmel, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin was joined by local officials and community leaders in breaking ground on a block of affordable senior housing with a preference for veterans in Mount Carmel Borough, Northumberland County. “This project is the result of the coordination of several partners […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program for six business projects in five counties that will enable companies to grow and expand production and enable a new restaurant to open. The projects are expected to create and retain more than 250 full-time […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Airgas USA, LLC (Airgas), a supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, welding equipment and supplies, and safety products will expand its presence in Plumsteadville, Bucks County, creating 30 new Pennsylvania jobs. “Manufacturing is a vital sector of Pennsylvania’s economy, and this decision by Airgas to […]
Cressona, PA – Today, Office of the Governor northeast/central director Cassandra Coleman was joined by company executives and local leaders to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new manufacturing facility of Hydro, a global supplier of extruded aluminum serving the construction, transportation, infrastructure, and energy industries, in Cressona, Schuylkill County. The project is being supported through […]
Warren, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin was joined by local officials and community leaders for a tour of multiple state-funded community revitalization and economic development projects in downtown Warren, Warren County. “Today’s tour showcased some of the important history of Warren, but even more so, we saw […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Hydro, a global supplier of extruded aluminum serving the construction, transportation, infrastructure, and energy industries, will expand its Cressona manufacturing facility, a move that is expected to create 60 family-sustaining jobs in Schuylkill County where the expansion will take place. “Hydro is a cornerstone of Schuylkill […]
Boyertown, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin was joined by local officials and community leaders on a tour of multiple state-supported community development projects in Boyertown, Berks County. “Walking through the main street district, you really get a sense of character and pride unique to Boyertown,” said Secretary […]
Lemont Furnace, PA – Today, Wolf Administration cabinet officials were joined by community members for a Cabinet in Your Community event at Penn State Fayette. “The feedback from the Cabinet in Your Community events is invaluable to help those in Harrisburg make decisions with the information gathered by being in our cities, towns, boroughs, and […]
Bloomsburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary Rick Vilello was joined by Sen. John Gordner, Rep. Dave Millard, and other local leaders to announce a new multi-phase, mixed-use residential and commercial development in Bloomsburg. The project will create new, flood-resilient housing for residents, many of whom found their homes […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf today announced 359 new project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA): 236 Small Water and Sewer Program projects to protect and improve municipalities’ water systems, and 123 projects using funds collected from the impact fee on unconventional gas wells in the Marcellus Shale which will support public […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the availability of $5 million in grant funding to help Pennsylvania dairy farmers overcome challenges and capitalize on new opportunities. This historic funding, made available for the first time under the Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program, is the most recent of several initiatives from the Wolf Administration to […]
Hawley, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Technology and Innovation Sheri Collins encouraged a crowd of more than 160 students to consider career possibilities in the science and technology fields during the Fourth Annual Women in Science Symposium in Hawley, Wayne County. “I am truly honored to be […]
Honesdale, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Technology and Innovation Sheri Collins toured the Stourbridge Project, a tech-focused business incubator in Honesdale, Wayne County. “The Stourbridge Project is a unique venture accomplished through partners who have a vision of advancing the entrepreneurial spirit of the community,” said Deputy […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of new funding to expand apprenticeship opportunities in the city of Philadelphia and Delaware County. The two grants, approved for the Pennsylvania Association of Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling Contractors (PAPHCC) and the Energy Coordinating Agency of Philadelphia, underscore the governor’s commitment to increasing job training opportunities […]
Pittsburgh, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined leaders from Sheet Metal Workers Local Union #12 for a tour of its training facility in Pittsburgh. The tour highlighted Governor Wolf’s commitment to strengthening the Pennsylvania workforce through apprenticeships. “Organizations like the Sheet Metal Workers are key players in […]
Lancaster, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined the World Trade Center Harrisburg to discuss global investment opportunities with the business community at the Cork Factory Hotel in Lancaster. The discussions were part of this year’s Bringing the World to PA event, a two-week, 10-stop tour connecting Pennsylvania […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company (RSL), an insurance carrier specializing in group employee benefits and fixed annuities, will expand its Philadelphia headquarters and relocate it into a larger facility in the city. The expansion will create 127 well-paying jobs in the next three years. “The decision […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of new funding for transportation infrastructure improvements to the Dunbar Business Park, a more than 250-acre development expected to create more than 1,000 new jobs in the region upon completion. “In order for economic development projects like the […]
Easton, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and Deputy Secretary of Community Affairs Rick Vilello joined local leaders and stakeholders on a downtown tour of state-supported community revitalization projects in Easton, Northampton County. “It is inspiring to see so many positive changes happening at once in Easton,” said […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced a new low-interest loan approval through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program for TruFood Mfg., Inc., a confection and snack food manufacturer, that will enable the expansion of the company’s production capacity and the creation of more than 50 new jobs in the Pittsburgh area. “This […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of new funding for critical transportation infrastructure improvements in Newtown Township, Delaware County that will support the development of the Ellis Preserve Town Center. “The ongoing development of Ellis Preserve Town Center is a significant economic development project […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of new funding for the development of the MSA Thruway, a critical transportation infrastructure project in Cranberry Township, Butler County that will provide a connection between the Cranberry Springs development and the Cranberry Woods Business Park, reduce traffic […]
Mifflinburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined local leaders and stakeholders in highlighting Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to business growth and job creation by touring Ritz-Craft Corp. of Pennsylvania, Mifflinburg, which is undergoing a state-supported expansion. “One of the top priorities of the Wolf Administration is strengthening […]
Lancaster, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Community Affairs Rick Vilello joined local leaders and stakeholders on a tour of state-supported community revitalization projects in Lancaster. “It’s easy to see from the vibrancy of the downtown that the leaders of Lancaster have a strong unified vision for the […]
State College, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin visited with TZero Labs, a State College-based startup developing audio technology to optimize the fermentation rate of beer. “The TZero team is exactly the type of innovative entrepreneurship we’re hoping to inspire with our small business support at DCED,” said […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of new funding for infrastructure improvements that will enhance traffic flow to the expanding Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories campus in Upper Leacock Township, Lancaster County. “Any time you have a large job creation project like the expansion of Eurofins […]
Lansdowne, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined local leaders and stakeholders on a tour of state-supported community revitalization projects in Lansdowne, Delaware County. “Lansdowne is a great example of how a community can become stronger when public and private organizations work together,” said Secretary Davin. “The state […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of new funding for infrastructure improvements that will enhance traffic flow to the Cool Valley Business Park in Cecil Township, Washington County. “With the development of a business park as big as Cool Valley comes infrastructure challenges that […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of new funding for infrastructure improvements that will enhance traffic flow to the Pennridge Airport Business Park in East Rockhill Township and Perkasie, Bucks County. “When dealing with a project as significant as the Pennridge Airport Business Park, […]
Aston, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Community Affairs Rick Vilello joined local leaders on a tour of state-supported community revitalization projects in Aston, Delaware County. “Today’s visit has been a great opportunity to see a place where a lot of progress is being made,” said Deputy Secretary […]
Harrisburg, PA — Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced more than $3.75 million in Community Block Grant Development (CDBG) funding to provide clean water, repair roadways and sidewalks, and improve sewage in communities in Blair, Centre, Fayette, Schuylkill, and Somerset counties. “This vital grant program will allow for costly […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Freshpet, Inc. (Freshpet), a producer of fresh dog and cat food, will expand its pet food production operations at its current location in Hanover Township, Northampton County. The expansion will create 100 new full-time jobs in the next three years. “Freshpet’s growth has been a significant […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding to bring broadband internet access to nearly 1,400 customers across Potter County through the construction of more than 100 miles of fiber cable. “Access to broadband opens the lines of communication in many ways,” Governor Wolf said. “By bringing faster internet service to rural Pennsylvania, […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program for three business projects in two counties that will enable the relocation of businesses into Pennsylvania and will re-open a closed-down limestone mining site. The projects are expected to create nearly 40 full-time jobs. “Any […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Air Liquide Advanced Materials, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty chemicals in the semiconductor business and subsidiary of Air Liquide Group, has chosen Pennsylvania as the location to expand its operations in a move that will create nearly 200 family-sustaining new jobs in Northampton County. “This project […]
Girardville, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Community Affairs Rick Vilello joined local leaders on a tour of state-supported blight remediation and housing access projects in Girardville, Schuylkill County. “The Wolf Administration is committed to making Pennsylvania a great place to live and work, from the largest cities […]
Hazleton, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Community Affairs Rick Vilello joined local leaders and stakeholders on a tour of state-supported downtown revitalization projects and the Penn State Hazleton LaunchBox business incubator in Hazleton, Luzerne County. “There’s a positive atmosphere brewing in Hazleton’s business core,” said Vilello. “I’m […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Business Finance Carol Kilko was joined by Harrisburg-area entrepreneur Amma Johnson, founder of the AMMA JO brand, to demonstrate Governor Wolf’s new PA Business One-Stop Shop, a tool designed to help entrepreneurs in all stages of starting and running a business. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of five loans to minority-owned small businesses through the Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority (PMBDA) that will help the businesses grow, thrive, and create jobs across the commonwealth. “The PMBDA is a vital program that helps ensure every business owner in Pennsylvania has access to […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Technology and Innovation Sheri Collins joined representatives from Reading Area Community College (RACC), Johnstown Area Regional Industries (JARI), Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center, and other partners to provide an update on Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative, which supports Pennsylvania’s manufacturing community […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) that will provide for the cleanup of 2.3 acres of the former Allison Hill Automotive site in Harrisburg, Dauphin County to provide for further development on the property for a Hamilton Health Center building addition. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced five new project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), that will benefit Pennsylvania residents and businesses through promoting energy efficiency, providing farmers with crucial loan funding, and building out infrastructure to bring abundant energy to homes and commercial buildings. “To spur economic development in Pennsylvania, it […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of a grant to PA Heavy & Highway to expand its apprenticeship program to train additional workers in the fields of heavy equipment operation, construction form carpentry, and construction labor. The funding will build on the governor’s commitment to expanding job training opportunities for Pennsylvanians and […]
Waynesboro, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Community Affairs Rick Vilello joined local leaders and stakeholders on a tour of state-supported community revitalization projects in Waynesboro, Franklin County. “This is my first time in Waynesboro, and I’m blown away by the charm of the downtown,” said Deputy Secretary […]
Erie, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Community Affairs Rick Vilello joined local leaders and stakeholders on a tour of state-supported community revitalization projects in Erie. “Erie has become a model of community revitalization for the state,” said Deputy Secretary Vilello. “The Wolf Administration has prioritized economic development […]
Oil City, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Community Affairs Rick Vilello joined the local leaders and partners on a tour of community revitalization and economic development projects in Oil City, Venango County. The tour included stops at the sites of a future craft brewery in the historic […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program for two business projects in Westmoreland County that will help create and retain approximately 125 jobs statewide. The loan funding will assist businesses with the costs of expanding into larger, more capable facilities that will […]
Multi-Phase RACP Project Will Link Campus to Surrounding Neighborhoods Williamsport, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined local leaders, college officials, and alumni in breaking ground on the Lycoming College Gateway Building, the first phase of a long-term project to create a stronger link between the college’s campus […]
Kittanning, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined local leaders in touring two state-supported programs that increase access to food and affordable housing in Kittanning, Armstrong County. “Seeing the physical construction of this critical work to support members of the Kittanning community is uplifting,” said Secretary Davin. “We […]
State-Supported Incubator to Assist Emerging Bakers in Launching Careers Pittsburgh, PA – Today Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined local leaders and partners in a cake-cutting ceremony for The Bakery Society Pittsburgh, a bakery incubator supporting a cohort of bakers-in-residence in the Mount Oliver neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County. “This […]
Bethlehem, PA – Today, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin demonstrated Governor Wolf’s new PA Business One-Stop Shop, a tool designed to help entrepreneurs in all stages of starting and running a business, to small business owners at the Ben Franklin TechVentures technology incubator in Bethlehem. Secretary Davin also hosted […]
Wind Gap, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary Carol Kilko joined developers and local leaders in breaking ground for the Green Knight Industrial Park in Wind Gap, Northampton County. The approximately $5 million project will develop the 55-acre site – formerly used as a slate quarry and a tire […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of new funding to the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance (GRCA) to provide manufacturing career training to individuals with barriers, especially those for whom English is a second language. The new training program, developed using input from local manufacturers, will strengthen the area workforce and provide job […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of an apprenticeship grant to the School District of Philadelphia to assist with the costs of its apprenticeship program for plumbers and electricians, enabling the district to strengthen its apprenticeship programs and put career and technical education students on career pathways within the school district. The […]
Shamokin, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Community Affairs Rick Vilello joined local officials on a tour highlighting state-supported blight eradication work completed through Northumberland County’s county-wide blight elimination program. “Northumberland County has developed a unique blight elimination strategy,” said Deputy Secretary Vilello. “A core belief of the […]
Clarion, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined developers and local leaders in breaking ground for the GlassWorks Business Park in Clarion, Clarion County. The $39 million project will convert a 28.5-acre brownfield site formerly housing the Owens-Illinois Glass Plant into a compound with seven building pads ready […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of two apprenticeship grants to assist with classroom training for 60 apprentices in Western Pennsylvania, enabling the recipients to strengthen and expand their apprenticeship programs. The funding, granted to Sheet Metal Workers Local Union #12 and Steamfitters Local Union 449 in Pittsburgh, will build on the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury has approved the commonwealth’s nominations for designation of 300 census tracts across Pennsylvania as Qualified Opportunity Zones. “Approval of our nominated tracts is an important step in the process of bringing critical investment […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined local leaders to celebrate the ribbon-cutting of the new Rail Park in Center City Philadelphia. The park is designed to serve as an informal, leafy green space with room to walk and sit for the Philadelphia community, and was supported […]
Pittsburgh, PA – Today, Wolf Administration cabinet officials were joined by nearly 100 attendees for a Cabinet in Your Community event at the University of Pittsburgh. “This series is a great opportunity for communities to engage with their state government and learn about the commonwealth’s investments in their region,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “Last week […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of apprenticeship grants to four central Pennsylvania businesses to assist with the costs of necessary classroom training that complements on-the-job training, enabling the companies to strengthen and expand their apprenticeship programs. The funding, which will build on the governor’s commitment to expanding job training opportunities for […]
Pine Grove, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined Senator David Argall, Representative Mike Tobash, and other elected officials to announce the approval of funding to support a comprehensive flood protection project in Pine Grove. This announcement comes after years of the administration working with the community to […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program for six business projects in five counties across the commonwealth that will help create and retain nearly 100 jobs statewide. The loan funding will assist businesses with costs ranging from expanding pediatric services, to adding […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that AmerisourceBergen, a global health care solutions provider, has selected Pennsylvania as the location to expand its national headquarters, a move that is expected to create more than 550 new family-sustaining jobs in Montgomery County where the expansion will take place. “This project is so significant not […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Acutec Precision Aerospace (Acutec), Inc., a woman-owned manufacturer of components and subassemblies for the aerospace industry that has been located in Crawford County for more than thirty years, will further invest in the city of Meadville by expanding its aerospace manufacturing facility located in the city […]
Slippery Rock, PA – Today, Wolf Administration cabinet officials were joined by community members for a Cabinet in Your Community event at Slippery Rock University. “The Cabinet in Your Community series has been hosted across the commonwealth to ensure that my administration has the best opportunity to have valuable dialogue with all Pennsylvanians,” said Governor […]